Saxony 1903-E 10 mark
This specimen was lot 30079 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description noted, "Saxony. Georg gold 10 Mark 1903-E MS66 PCGS, Muldenhutten mint, Two-year type. Truly impressive quality for the issue, with smooth satin-textured fields that hold delicate olive-hued tone around the peripheral devices with traces of apricot-colored patination in the centers that become visible when held at an angle beneath a light. As one might expect from a coin certified at this lofty premium Gem grade, few marks of any kind are present, while the strike also leaves nothing to be desired. Not surprisingly, unsurpassed in grade at both PCGS or NGC. From The Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins." The other date is 1904; the type is fairly common.
Recorded mintage: 283,822 plus 100 proofs.
Specification: 3.98 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-3847, KM 1259, Jaeger-265.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction 3041, featuring the Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins, the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins and the Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, Part I, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.